Tuesday September 28, 2010 Group Stage: Group G Finished Stade Abbé Deschamps

AJ Auxerre 0 - 1 Real Madrid

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    Real leave it late at Auxerre

    Real Madrid kept their 100 per cent record in Champions League Group G thanks to Angel Di Maria's late goal at Auxerre. More

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    Time:90'
    • AJ Auxerre
    • Real Madrid
    • 90+4' PEEEEEEEP! PEEEEEEEEEEP! PEEEEEEEEEEEEEP! Indeed that is it. Real Madrid left it late but it's another three points and in this group that could be vital. In tonight's other Group G clash it finished AJAX 1 - 1 AC MILAN
    • 90+4' That must surely be it.
    • 90+3' CHANCE FOR AUXERRE!! Jelen gets lucky inside the box then drags a poor attempt wide of the far post.
    • 90+2' Last throw of the dice for Auxerre. But Madrid are calmly playing down the clock.
    • 90' Four additional minutes.
    • 88' Not long now. Auxerre just don't appear to be clever enough to conjure an opportunity. But there's still time.
    • 87' SUB FOR AUXERRE: Julien Quercia replaces Kamel Chafni
    • 86' Madrid are happy to hit Auxerre on the break now.
    • 85' SUB FOR REAL MADRID: Mahamadou Diarra replaces Gonzalo Higuaín
    • 82' CAUTION: Alain Traore of Auxerre cautioned for a foul on Xabi Alonso.
    • 80' GOAL FOR REAL MADRID!!! Super sub Di Maria finally breaks the deadlock. A long ball from the right is angled in. Pedretti falls asleep at the far post and Di Maria sneaks in. Chests the ball down, then volleys into the bottom right-hand corner.
    • 78' AUXERRE HIT THE POST!! Bizarre moment. Pepe heads against his own post from Traore's cross as Casillas watches in disbelief. Ramos clears.
    • 77' SUB FOR AUXERRE: Alain Traore replaces Steeven Langil
    • 76' Ozil is beginning to get more involved. WHAT A CHANCE!!! Di Maria fires a cross inside the six yard box but Higuain can't connect.
    • 73' Madrid want to win this. No question. Di Maria's introduction shows just how much they realise how important three points could be.
    • 72' SUB FOR REAL MADRID: Angel di Maria replaces Lassana Diarra
    • 69' CHANCE FOR REAL MADRID!!! From the corner Ronaldo rises highest inside the goal area but nods his header over the bar. Great chance.
    • 68' Ozil is fouled by Coulibaly 30 yards out. Ronaldo is over it. It dips and swerves but Sorin punches clear.
    • 65' Alonso drops deep. Arbeloa finds Ronaldo on the edge of the box. He tricks his way past Chafni before hammering a shot goalwards. Sorin stands firm and holds.
    • 64' What a left off for Madrid and Mourinho is not happy with what he's watching.
    • 61' CHANCE FOR AUXERRE!!! Jelen is put through clean through!! He has Pepe and Ramos chasing him down after Pedretti's great ball. But he drags the shot wide from 22 yards as Casillas came out to narrow the angle. Terrible effort.
    • 59' CAUTION: Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid is cautioned for a foul on Jelen.
    • 58' Madrid have all the play but still Benzema is taken off. Maybe Ozil can get the breakthrough?
    • 57' SUB FOR REAL MADRID: Mesut Ozil replaces Karim Benzema
    • 56' It's attack against defence now. When Auxerre do get the ball back there's no-one to give it to up the pitch but Langil gets free on the left. The cross is poorly cleared and Oliech blazes over.
    • 55' More possession from Madrid but Auxerre are content to watch them pass it around just in front of the penalty area.
    • 53' The longer this goes on the better Auxerre's chances become. Langil takes on Arbeloa on the left but he runs it out of play.
    • 52' Alonso releases Arbeloa on the right but the cross is a poor one. Khedira gets wide this time and crosses. Arbeloa gets his head on it and it loops over the bar.
    • 50' Jelen has gone up front with Oliech switching to the right wing.
    • 49' Auxerre look to get Oliech down the right and Hengbart's cross is claimed by Casillas. Better.
    • 48' Auxerre have an early corner. Pedretti to take it. Ronaldo clears. Twice.
    • 46' The Auxerre sub suggests the home side have decided to go more offensive.
    • 45' Off and underway.
    • 20.45 SUB FOR AUXERRE: Ireneusz Jelen replaces Roy Contout
    • 20.44 Real Madrid have failed to score in the 2nd half of their last 4 CL away matches in which the half-time score has been 0-0. Thanks InfostradaLive
    • 45' HALF-TIME: AJ AUXERRE 0 - 0 REAL MADRID
    • 45' And that is that for the first half. No additional time.
    • 43' Dudka hits one from 25 yards on the left angle. Casillas takes no chances and pushes it away.
    • 42' Chafni is fouled. Auxerre have the free-kick 30 yards out. It's easily blocked but Pepe makes a hash of the clearance and Pedretti fires it towards goal but Casillas saves.
    • 41' Ronaldo blazes an effort waaaaaaaaaaay over the bar.
    • 40' Madrid will be wondering how it's still 0-0. They've had all the chances and Sorin has made a couple of excellent saves. Auxerre look better than they did but it's still poor.
    • 39' CAUTION FOR REAL MADRID: Cristiano Ronaldo is cautioned for ungentlemanly conduct.
    • 36' WONDERFUL SAVE!!! Alonso pings a 50 yard ball for Marcelo to run on to. The left-back finds himself one-on-one with the keeper but volleys straight at Sorin. Should have scored.
    • 35' CHANCE FOR MADRID!! Diarra dances inside Grichting and pulls the trigger from 18 yards out. It's a Jonny Wilkinson special and rises into the night sky.
    • 34' Karim Benzema is having yet anther shocker in a Real Madrid shirt. The ball bounces off his foot as the Fremch striker tries to ignite another another Madrid attack.
    • 33' Langil breaks but Pepe defends really well. But Auxerre come again.
    • 32' Higuain completely mis-kicks six yards out and sends a terrible effort wide. Marcelo had volleyed an effort directly into the ground and the ball balloned up for the Argentina striker.
    • 31' Interestingly, Iker Casillas is playing his 103rd Champions League match, equalling the record for a goalkeeper set by Oliver Kahn. Thank you InfostradaLive
    • 30' Madrid get a fortunate corner. Alonso to take. It's cleared. Alonson again. And Khedira's ball for Marcelo is too long.
    • 28' The PA chap is still barking at 100mph. It's very loud. Alonso and Diarra certainly know how to quiet them down. Great passing.
    • 25' Auxerre bring the ball away through Contout and Ramos makes the foul. Pedretti to take it. Wonderful cross and Ndinga gets the header in ahead of Khedira and just slips past the far post!
    • 23' The game has calmed down a touch now. Madrid still have the majority of possession though. Coulibaly cuts the ball out then chases after it. But he's caught out of position. Luckily Marcelo can't get a good enough pass into Benzema.
    • 22' Grichting deflects a cross from the left into the path of Ronaldo. The winger lets it sit up then volleys it wide of the left-hand post.
    • 21' Ronaldo gets free for the first time tonight on the right but his cross is cut out.
    • 18' Khedira is fouled on the right by Coulibaly. The free-kick is easily cleared as Pepe can only get under the header.
    • 17' Great start to the game. Auxerre should have gone ahead but Madrid keep knocking on the door.
    • 15' OFF THE LINE!!! Higuain delightfully dragbacks the ball inside the penalty area and slips the ball under Sorin but Coulibaly is there to clear off the line. Great defending but wonderful skill.
    • 13' Pedretti tries to get Langil down the left but the ball goes out. Madrid come forward on their own left side. Back to Pepe, Ronaldo, Khedira to Diarra who gets in a shot which is blocked by Coulibaly. Corner.
    • 12' Diarra is fouled on the left touchline. Free-kick taken quickly by Alonso. Higuain and Benzema try to pass their way through but no joy. Auxerre break.
    • 10' CHANCE FOR MADRID!! The Spanish giants move the ball effortlessly around before it reaches Diarra. He shifts it out of his feet before shooting from 25 yards. It misses the right-hand post by inches.
    • 8' CHANCE FOR MADRID!! Ronaldo cuts inside Grichting and shoots from 20 yards. It's straight at Sorin but he still has to beat it away.
    • 8' Madrid stroke the ball about. It's very easy. But Auxerre seem content.
    • 6' Langil crosses. It misses the near post but Marcelo comes round to clear. Better from Auxerre but Madrid have too much time on the ball.
    • 4' CHANCE FOR AUXERRE!!! A simple ball over the top is for Oliech to chase. Casillas comes out and whacks it against the forward's legs and the ball just beats the Kenyan over the goal line and behind. Huge let-off for Madrid.
    • 3' Madrid have the freedom of the pitch. Higuain looks to release Ronaldo over the top but Coulibaly chests the ball back to Sorin.
    • 2' Auxerre have left Oliech on his own up front. Not sure it's the best tactic but we'll see.
    • 1' Madrid kick-off to a chorus of boos. Higuain and Arbeloa hug the right touchline before spraying it left. Grichting makes the first clearance of the night.
    • 1' We're off. And, if anything, it's louder than before.
    • 19.42 I can't hear anything except the Auxerre fans...it's either whistles, boos or cheers. Goodness, it's loud.
    • 19.41 Both teams enter to the strains of the Champions League anthem. Auxerre in their familiar white shirts and white shorts. Madrid are in purple. Yep, purple.
    • 19.35 Nearly ready for the off. The Auxerre crowd are being whipped into a frenzy by the chap on the PA. If the home side can get at Madrid's midfield three then this could open up from the start.
    • 19.15 Raúl Tamudo's equaliser in Madrid's 2-1 triumph over Real Sociedad on September 18 was the first – and so far only – goal Iker Casillas has conceded under Mourinho.
    • 19.12 Auxerre are still seeking their first win after seven Ligue 1 outings, their worst start to a season since 1986/87 when they ended fourth.
    • 19.04 Auxerre: Sorin, Hengbart, Coulibaly, Grichting, Dudka, Contout, Pedretti, Ndinga, Langil, Oliech, Chafni Subs: Riou, Birsa, Quercia, Sammaritano, Jelen, Berthod, Traore /// Real Madrid: Casillas, Arbeloa, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Khedira, Alonso, Lassana Diarra, Higuain, Benzema, Ronaldo Subs: Dudek, Mahamadou Diarra, Granero, Mateos, Di Maria, Ozil, Juan Carlos
    • 19.03 Team news to follow...
    • 19.03 Referee: Claus Bo Larsen (Denmark)
    • 18.59 Auxerre have never faced the Spanish giants before and the Stade de l'Abbé-Deschamps hosts UEFA Champions League football for the first time in eight years.
    • 18.59 The French side were beaten 2-0 at AC Milan on Matchday 1, Madrid running out 2-0 winners against AFC Ajax at Santiago Bernabéu the same night.
    • 18.48 A very good evening and welcome to live text commentary of AJ Auxerre against Real Madrid in Group G. Both sides will be looking for the win tonight so we could be in line for a belter.
  • Summary

    • 90+3' CHANCE FOR AUXERRE!! Jelen gets lucky inside the box then drags a poor attempt wide of the far post.
    • 80' GOAL FOR REAL MADRID!!! Super sub Di Maria finally breaks the deadlock. A long ball from the right is angled in. Pedretti falls asleep at the far post and Di Maria sneaks in. Chests the ball down, then volleys into the bottom right-hand corner.
    • 78' AUXERRE HIT THE POST!! Bizarre moment. Pepe heads against his own post from Traore's cross as Casillas watches in disbelief. Ramos clears.
    • 76' Ozil is beginning to get more involved. WHAT A CHANCE!!! Di Maria fires a cross inside the six yard box but Higuain can't connect.
    • 69' CHANCE FOR REAL MADRID!!! From the corner Ronaldo rises highest inside the goal area but nods his header over the bar. Great chance.
    • 65' Alonso drops deep. Arbeloa finds Ronaldo on the edge of the box. He tricks his way past Chafni before hammering a shot goalwards. Sorin stands firm and holds.
    • 61' CHANCE FOR AUXERRE!!! Jelen is put through clean through!! He has Pepe and Ramos chasing him down after Pedretti's great ball. But he drags the shot wide from 22 yards as Casillas came out to narrow the angle. Terrible effort.
    • 35' CHANCE FOR MADRID!! Diarra dances inside Grichting and pulls the trigger from 18 yards out. It's a Jonny Wilkinson special and rises into the night sky.
    • 25' Auxerre bring the ball away through Contout and Ramos makes the foul. Pedretti to take it. Wonderful cross and Ndinga gets the header in ahead of Khedira and just slips past the far post!
    • 15' OFF THE LINE!!! Higuain delightfully dragbacks the ball inside the penalty area and slips the ball under Sorin but Coulibaly is there to clear off the line. Great defending but wonderful skill.
    • 10' CHANCE FOR MADRID!! The Spanish giants move the ball effortlessly around before it reaches Diarra. He shifts it out of his feet before shooting from 25 yards. It misses the right-hand post by inches.
    • 4' CHANCE FOR AUXERRE!!! A simple ball over the top is for Oliech to chase. Casillas comes out and whacks it against the forward's legs and the ball just beats the Kenyan over the goal line and behind. Huge let-off for Madrid.
    • 19.04 Auxerre: Sorin, Hengbart, Coulibaly, Grichting, Dudka, Contout, Pedretti, Ndinga, Langil, Oliech, Chafni Subs: Riou, Birsa, Quercia, Sammaritano, Jelen, Berthod, Traore /// Real Madrid: Casillas, Arbeloa, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Khedira, Alonso, Lassana Diarra, Higuain, Benzema, Ronaldo Subs: Dudek, Mahamadou Diarra, Granero, Mateos, Di Maria, Ozil, Juan Carlos

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  • AJ Auxerre

    Manager: Jean Fernandez

  • Real Madrid

    Manager: José Mourinho

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